• Alabama’s Dylan Moses: Played much of season with torn MCL
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses says he played most of the season with a torn meniscus. Moses said on Monday, a day before the Crimson Tide’s second pro day workouts for NFL teams, that he had knee surgery on Feb. 9. The injury was diagnosed after Alabama’s national championship game win over Ohio State. Moses, who didn’t specify which knee was hurt, led Alabama with 80 tackles and ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • Vanderbilt to spend $300 million on upgrades
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt announced a $300 million project to improve football and basketball facilities and a new Vandy United Fund to raise money for athletics programs. The Vandy United Fund already has $200 million committed with $100 million from the university along with $90 million from anonymous donors and another $10 million from John R. Ingram, a member of the Board of Trust and lead owner of MLS’ Nashville ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • Howard Schnellenberger dies at 87
    MIAMI — Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose visions for football at Miami, Louisville and Florida Atlantic that caused snickers. At all three schools, Schnellenberger disproved doubters. He revived the sport at Miami and Louisville and started the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half century. Schnellenberger died Saturday at ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • Wisconsin hires ex-Cowboys assistant Gary Brown to coach RBs
    MADISON, Wis. — Former Dallas Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown is returning to football after a one-year, health-related absence and taking the same position at Wisconsin. Brown coached Cowboys running backs from 2013-19 while working on a staff headed by Jason Garrett, who was forced out after the 2019 season. Brown spent 2020 out of coaching while he battled cancer. He now moves into the college ranks and takes ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • Georgia’s George Pickens needs knee surgery after practice injury
    ATHENS, Ga. — In a potentially major blow to one of the nation’s top teams, Georgia receiver George Pickens will require knee surgery after being injured during spring practice. A school statement said Pickens, projected as one of the nation’s top receivers going into the 2021 season, sustained the injury to his right knee during a non-contact drill. An MRI confirmed damage to the anterior cruciate ligament. The school said ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • Kansas State signs AD Gene Taylor to extension with raise
    Kansas State and athletic director Gene Taylor agreed to a contract extension that includes a significant jump in base salary to $925,000 per year and would keep him directing the Wildcats through June 2027. The 63-year-old Taylor, who has been praised for his fundraising but questioned over decisions on coaches, was nearing the end of a five-year deal he signed in 2017. That contract paid him $450,000 the first year ... read more
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    3 weeks ago
  • Georgia Tech delays spring practice
    Georgia Tech has delayed the start of spring football practice because of positive COVID-19 tests. The Yellow Jackets were scheduled to hold their first practice on Tuesday. “We received word this morning of a small number of positive COVID-19 tests within our program,” coach Geoff Collins said. “We will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the health and safety of our players and staff.” Georgia ... read more
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    3 weeks ago
  • Texas Tech adds former Oregon QB Tyler Shough as grad transfer
    LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech is adding former Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough as a graduate transfer. Shough started all seven games for the Ducks last season as a redshirt sophomore. He threw for 1,559 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in last season. Oregon finished 4-3, beating USC 31-24 in the Pac-12 championship game. It was beaten by Iowa State 34-17 in the Fiesta Bowl. The arrival of Shough at ... read more
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    3 weeks ago
  • UNC reaches deal on extensions for Mack Brown, assistants
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina has agreed to a one-year contract extension for football coach Mack Brown and three-year deals with all 10 full-time assistant coaches. The school said Monday that the 69 year-old Brown’s deal runs through the 2025 season, staying at a five-year length. It maintains terms from the previous agreement, which paid Brown $2.75 million in base and supplemental pay annually along with performance bonuses. The ... read more
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    3 weeks ago
  • Defending champion Alabama replacing stars
    Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. For now, they need to find replacements for three of college football’s top offensive weapons. The good news for the Crimson Tide is that, as usual, there are prized recruits waiting in the wings to replace those seemingly irreplaceable stars. The competition officially commenced with the search for the potential ... read more
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    3 weeks ago